Humankind has great responsibility on environment. The most valuable heritage to the next generation is leaving them a clean, green and liveable world. In the last century, environment has used loutishly and unconsciously. People’s indifference and irresponsibility to the environment make it dirty and natural sources have been decreasing day by day. Among many environmental problems, the most serious and threatening our future are; environmental and air pollution, depletion of natural resources, and lack of recycle and reuse. European Commission’s 7th Action Programme to 2020 published in March 2015 emphasises clean air and water, recycle, reuse and sustainability of resource efficiency. To decrease and solve these problems and have more responsible individuals, promoting environmental awareness at school years is an effective way to create environmentally-conscious citizens.
Our project aim is to raise interest on environmental problems among students, teachers and parents with the activities in and out of the school and other people with transnational meeting activities. We have three main steps: First, We attract our students’ attention on environmental issues. Environmental issues and project activities will be included in the curriculum and monthly implementation activities at schools. Second, we will do various activities for better environment such as planting trees, workshops, organizing open to public activities such as Walk, Critical Mass, and celebration international days, competitions shooting film, documentary or public service ads to raise awareness on environmental problems. In the last step, we will enhance our students and the community’s ability to act responsibly for a sustainable future. For this step, we will prepare leaflets, infographics, public interviews and polls, and organize contests by integrating many people from all age and profession group.
At the end of this project especially students and then local people will aware of the problems of environment they will be more environment-friendly individuals. With the activities and public service ads local people also realize the environmental degradation, problems and solutions. In medium term programme, the significant problems of partner cities/towns (pollution, deforestation, recycle, reuse) will be decreased. In long term, partner countries will have memorial forests and greener and cleaner environment, responsible individuals, a good friendship and work together for further partnerships.